# Translation for an ellipsoid ?

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Sakshi on 18 Jun 2011
Is it possible to translate an ellipsoid after it is rotated. I have understood the usage of rotate function for doing this.
[a,b,c]=ellipsoid(axes_handle,0,0,0,sx(k),sy(k),sz(k),meshSize);
h2=surf(a,b,c);
rotate(h2,[1 0 0],phix_d);
However, there does not seem to exist a similar function for translation. Is there anyway to do this such that later on I need the coordinates of the rotated followed by translated ellipsoid.

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Robbie Gaul on 5 Dec 2015
Hi Sakshi,
Did you ever find a solution to this problem as I need to do the same thing?
Regards

Muhammad Zubair Sheikh on 10 Jun 2019
Is there any solution to translate the ellipsoid?

darova on 10 Jun 2019
What do you mean? Can't you just add some value to your data&
X = X + 4.5;
John D'Errico on 10 Jun 2019
Please don't add an answer to an old question just to ask a question.
Translating an ellipsoid is as trivial as adding a constant offset to x, y or z (or any combination thereof.)
Muhammad Zubair Sheikh on 13 Jun 2019
My apologies!

Catalytic on 10 Jun 2019
Edited: Catalytic on 10 Jun 2019
Is there anyway to do this such that later on I need the coordinates of the rotated followed by translated ellipsoid.
You can do all manner of translations and rotations in combination with one another using makehgtform,
[x, y, z] = ellipsoid(0,0,0,5.9,3.25,3.25,30);
h=surf(x,y,z);
T = hgtransform('Parent',gca);
h.Parent=T;
T.Matrix=makehgtform('yrotate',pi/4,'translate',[-15 -10 0]);
axis vis3d

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Muhammad Zubair Sheikh on 13 Jun 2019
Thank you so much.
I however solved the problem by generating an ellipsoid at [0,0,0] and rotating its coordinates (X, Y, Z) with a rotation matrix and then adding some values to them for translation.